Do you think where a person lives the longest has an influence on their personality?
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I think anywhere a person lives influences their life as do the people they work with and associate with. And with you being a Texan (I am happily married to one) you know the answer to this is YES!
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Yes. Especially if it is the same place that they grew up.
I haven't moved around a lot. I grew up in southern California and moved to Arizona when I was just shy of 41. I'm nearly 60 now, so the bulk of my experience is with California.
However ... when we moved to Arizona, I felt as if I had finally found my real home. The people here seemed so much more real.
I live near a small town and that could be the main reason for it the realness of it. There are more people in the area now than when we moved here, but still not as many packed into a small space as what we left in SoCal. I think the more dense the population, the less people are inclined to be sociable. They are looking for some space and privacy.
In a small town, people smile and say hi and strike up conversations with strangers. People just seem nicer.
I think I was always out of place in SoCal. So while I answered yes to your question, I think it is also true that people will gravitate toward places that are more in congruence with their predominant personality.
You know what..I never really thought of it quite like that, but now that you mention it, I think that's very true. Sometimes people are born and grow up in a particular place and just naturally "take on" the ambience of that place. "Take on" are the key words here- they may not be naturally indigenous to that area even though planted there.
I guess that sometimes people are born in the wrong place, and sometimes they are able to find their true home- one that naturally matches them. Thanks so much Dianne for your wise and thought provoking answer.
Hi Ella good question. I have lived in many places, so this might answer why I am so mixed up and scatty brained at times, oops I forgot and RUDE, and yet I have never lived in the Red Light District. I guess there's still time!
Anybody can put a red light on their porch, and make their own personal Red Light District..LOL
I think the exterior world illustrates what we have within us, so in one way I think it's the other way round, Ella. I think that who we are - how much we face, how much we want to face and overcome obstacles to inner clarity, how much we value our truth - is reflected in where we live, the choices we make.
The longest time I ever spent in one place was growing up. It was a small town in a racist and pretty chauvenist culture. The narrrowness of the culture was crushing and stifling for me. I left, but crisis landed me back in that culture, and I have felt trapped in it, but I don't think it's formed my personality. I think it highlights what I need still to learn about my entitlement and deservability, stuff I need to resolve.
When I've done more of it I'll be free to leave?
Unfortunately, the majority of humans allow their thoughts and personalities to be formed by their ambience- what you did is the ideal human thing- Not to allow this absorption, but be who you truly individually are. Not everyone does this, that's one of the ways you are unique- Thanks Jenn...for being you. PS- People can also take on a reasonable fact simile of their physical surroundings...interesting...
YES! I Most Definately do believe that where a person lives the longest or the majority of their life has an influence on their personality.
I was conceved in Indiana but I was born in Nashville TN and I have lived in TN all of my life, A great deal of my life I lived in the projects or public housing, so I've had to work REALLY hard to fit in with the so called "Upper Class Society".
However, I am a quick learner and can virtually adapt to ANY living situation.
I think yes, I was born in a mountain area, in Alamut. If you have watched Prince of Persia it was the kingdom that prince attacked. The name Alamut consists two parts: ale (eagle) and mut (home), which means "eagle's nest".
Unlike what that movie showed, there is really beautiful and full of life. People who live in mountain won't give up, but they know there are some really unchallengeable phenomena. For example I never like to be in the process of hiking while it is raining. Lightening, wet clothes, flood and so on are really frightening. You must be smart, fast, quick, and persistent to overcome what happens to you
" People who live in mountain won't give up." Exactly how they are like their physical surroundings...ever try to move a mountain? :)
An influence? Perhaps on a person's behavior, but not the person's personality. The difference? A person's personality, along with a person psychology is part of that person's MIND realm [which is not the brain], and thus not given to change due to physical phenomena. Whereas a person's behavior is fairly easily altered to meet the demands of his or her immediate environment.
Total Answers: 8, Total Page Views: 1,022.» Answer from Jennylyn Pereira Answer given 1 year 207 days ago.Yes, Probably. However, not all the time, people get more influenced by the length or period they have lived and stayed on the place; I think it is the aggravation and the intensification of the factors around the place that made a person affects her/his personality.
Based on psychology the most influential factor is our environment. But there is no basis that time or period of living in a place affects one’s personality or psychological perspective.
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